Athletics

Grand Rapids CC Administrators Say Cutting Football Program Was All About Cost

A day after announcing the end of Grand Rapids Community College’s football program, administrators at the school said they still see athletics as a valuable part of the college’s mission and will continue to support the school’s teams in other sports.

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Scandal Headlines Overshadowed Accomplishments, Ohio State President Laments

The president of Ohio State University on Wednesday lamented that publicity over a football scandal overshadowed the university's many accomplishments last year, then drew more unwelcome attention when he compared the job of coordinating several university divisions to "the Polish army."

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BCS Era Has Taken Some Of Sweetness Out Of The Orange Bowl

Series of ho-hum match-ups, lack of national significance have diminished storied bowl game as teams face financial losses

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Rose Bowl Gives U of Wisconsin Positive National Exposure In Branding, Licensing

Football may be the primary focus of the Rose Bowl, but UW-Madison officials admit they have ulterior motives when they leave Friday for Southern California.

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Baylor Basks in Heisman’s Glow

Robert Griffin III figures that the reality of his winning the Heisman Trophy will truly sink in sometime after Thursday night’s Alamo Bowl against Washington. But after he returned to Baylor’s campus in Waco, Tex., following the award ceremony in New York and watched video montages of the reaction to his victory, he quickly understood that his achievement would reach far beyond the statue.

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Study Links Winning Football and Declining Grades

When a college football team is successful, students put down their books and pick up some beers.

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On Campus: Gov. Walker And U of Wisconsin System President Are Among Those Going To Rose Bowl

Among those cheering on the Badgers at the Rose Bowl will be Gov. Scott Walker and UW System President Kevin Reilly, part of a 32-member official delegation from the university.

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Wrong Fight For NCAA? Writer On Time.Com Says U of North Dakota Nickname ‘Harmless,’ Even ‘Positive’

The long and continuing fight over UND’s Fighting Sioux nickname has caught the attention of Time.com, which reports this week on the NCAA’s campaign against the use of American Indian nicknames and “the puzzling, quite unique case of North Dakota.”

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Despite Success On The Field, Big-Spending Rutgers Athletics Is Saddled With Its Largest Deficit Ever

Rutgers University’s newly expanded football stadium was jammed with 52,737 boisterous fans for the 2009 home opener against the Cincinnati Bearcats, a sellout crowd that brought in $1.6 million in ticket sales, shattering attendance records.

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